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Protecting Your Eyes from the Lake Michigan Glare

By Millennium Park Eye Center
July 15, 2020
Upload: June 14, 2020

During our Chicago winters, it’s easy to forget about the sun. But the reality of our springs, summers, and falls is that there is plenty of sunshine coming off of Lake Michigan, the bleachers at Wrigley (whenever we get back to that!), and even off the greens of a golf course. We all think of...  read more


No Sleeping in Your Contacts

By Millennium Park Eye Center
June 15, 2020
Upload: May 14, 2020

Today’s soft contact lenses are quite remarkable little devices. They can correct for wide-ranging refractive errors; they can even correct for astigmatism. And they’re so comfortable we often forget we even have them in. That comfort also creates problems, however. Wearers sometimes wear their soft lenses to sleep, in the pool, or even taking a...  read more


When Your Eyelid Turns Outward

By Millennium Park Eye Center
May 15, 2020
Upload: May 14, 2020

Sometimes our eyelids can turn the wrong way. This is usually due to the weakening of the controlling muscles and tendons that operate our eyelids. When the eyelid involuntarily turns outward, this is known as ectropion. When a person has ectropion, the condition prevents tears from draining from the eye correctly, resulting in irritation. At...  read more


Treating Glaucoma with Minimally Invasive Surgery

By Millennium Park Eye Center
April 15, 2020
Glaucoma

Many eye conditions have the unfortunate aspect that they don’t exhibit obvious symptoms that would alert the person that there is a problem with their eyes. Glaucoma is one of those. Patients cannot sense that pressure is building inside of their eyes, and the damage that is occurring with the optic nerve is gradual. It’s...  read more


Fish Oil and Dry Eye

By Millennium Park Eye Center
March 15, 2020
Upload: February 14, 2020

In Chicago, we don’t have Florida-esque humidity, but we have our share of sticky, humid days, especially in the summertime. So, it may seem odd that a person here could develop dry eye. Truth is, the humidity doesn’t really make a difference with this eye condition, where the person’s eyes are not sufficiently lubricated. While...  read more


Intraocular Lenses for Cataract Replacement

By Millennium Park Eye Center
February 14, 2020
Cataract General Information

Cataract formation, a gradual clouding of the lenses of the eyes, is a common condition, especially among those over age 60. At Millennium Park Eye Center we’ve performed thousands of surgeries to remove cataract-clouded lenses and replace them with intraocular lenses. We’re excited by the possibilities of today’s intraocular lenses (IOLs). They just keep getting...  read more


Corneal Ulcers

By Millennium Park Eye Center
January 15, 2020
Corneal Ulser

The cornea of our eyes is a thin, transparent membrane that protects the interior of the eye. The surface of the cornea is called the epithelium. If there is a defect or break in this outer layer, the underlying layer called the stroma can develop a corneal ulcer. Often called keratitis, these ulcers are usually...  read more


New Glasses for the New Year?

By Millennium Park Eye Center
December 15, 2019
optical services

While they may not make for the most exciting gift you’ll receive this holiday season, if you wear eyeglasses every day, new eyeglasses make for a thoughtful gift. People wonder how to pick from the various different eyeglass frame shapes available today. Since caring for your eyes is our total focus (see what we did...  read more


Take a Decade Off Your Face This Winter

By Millennium Park Eye Center
November 15, 2019
Eyelid Cosmetic

The eyes have it. While this is a take on the usual “ayes have it” from parliamentary procedure, it is really true — the eyes do have it. When asked, most people say the eyes are the first things they notice when looking at another person, particularly for the first time. Unfortunately, the skin around...  read more


Detached Retina

By Millennium Park Eye Center
September 15, 2019
retinal detachment

The retina in our eye is a thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye containing cells that are sensitive to light and that trigger nerve impulses that pass via the optic nerve to the brain. In the brain, this input is decoded and a visual image is formed. Particularly as we age,...  read more